It’s the smell, stupid.

My new resolution is that I don’t get to watch Buffy unless it is while exercising. So I’ve setup a set of wireless headphones to the TV/VCR in the exercise room, and now I do StairMaster-ing while slaying. Well, you know what they say, exorcise daily!

Anyway, I have a great quote here that really caught me in my search for all things techno-societal, and I want to say first off, props to the Giles (and thus the writers) for using the word “smelly” in a positive, like I do, instead of a negative. Yay, my usage is catching on! 🙂

Upon being asked why he prefers books and disdains computers.
Giles: Smell is the most powerful trigger to the memory there is. A certain flower or a whiff of smoke can bring up experiences long forgotten. Books smell… musty and rich. The knowledge gained from a computer is… it has no texture, no context. It’s there and then it’s gone. If it’s to last, then the getting of knowledge should be tangible. It should be, um… smelly.”

Thanks to for the reference.